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Caffè Latte by H. Raven Rose

CaffeLatteCoverBoysThis is another M/M book that I really enjoyed! I mean LOOK at that cover!  Sweet and Sexy.  It was more of a philosophical journey, that makes you love the romanticized thoughts of Ryan.  He tends to think (and sometimes talk to himself) inside his head while going about his everyday life and literally stops to ask himself “what the hell am I thinking?!?

Book Description:

When Ryan was a small boy, about six years old, he knew that he wasn’t like other boys. He loved his preschool teacher. He wanted to marry him. When he was a little older, he played doctor… with boys. He did not grow out of this. He loved and lusted for males, from boys to men. After a traumatic upbringing in Utah, with an abusive fundamentalist, homo-phobic family, he escaped to Tinsel Town. There he pursued his passions, perfecting his signature coffee creation, planning for a coffee shop of his own, and refining his hit-it-and-run one-night sexcapades. Afraid of love, he was a serial one-night stand man and kept his inner romantic locked in the closet. Until the morning our sexy, handsome Yeats aficionado wakes up to discover that he had fallen into bed, and possibly in love, with a young, wealthy soulful man who is entirely unlike anyone our baristo has ever met. Terrified, he’s off to work where he witnesses a heterosexual romantic farce that opens him to the possibility of lasting love, for the first time ever. Will he stay true to form and turn tail and run? Or will he open his heart and face his new love like a man? Meet Ryan in WeHo for a caffè latte and see for yourself.

My Thoughts

This book was light-hearted and a real joy to read!  I loved that this broken man was reciting poetry in his head.  Relating his real life experiences to the things he had read.  I enjoyed getting inside of Ryan’s head and seeing how he thinks.  He tries to work through his past issues to see if he can have a chance at love, although the entire thing essentially takes place in such a short time span.

The naming of the chapters alone are so much fun!!

  1. Kiss My Ass 
  2. Ho-Hum De-Dum-Dum 
  3. An Elixir 
  4. Conflicted and Bitchy 
  5. Not Such a Dumb Bitch 
  6. Men Fuck with You 
  7. Non-Committal Boyfriend 
  8. None of it Meant Anything 
  9. Gayly Ever After

The answer for me is that I definitely recommend this book for those times when you need to be uplifted.

Buy it!!  Note: You may see a different cover because the one shown above is new!

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You can also check it out on Goodreads.

Catch up with the author H. Raven Rose on her website at: http://hravenrose.com/

Dark Eros by H. Raven Rose

DarkErosCoverThis was another dark book that took me by surprise. It’s creepy scary, with some gore, some brutality (both sexual and otherwise), but there is also the underlying love, hope, and a will to survive and take control of life again.

Book Description:

ADULT TOPICS (✓) MURDER (✓) RAPE (✓) SURVIVOR CHICK LIT (✓) 

The shadow of night, desecrated corpses, dark erotic desires and a naïve girl collide when a sadistic killer stalks and murders defenseless young women in a tiny town.

 My thoughts:

Going into this book I wasn’t entirely sure I would like it.  However, the writing brought such life into the story that I was completely addicted.  I could hardly put it down long enough to get some rest!

Dark Eros takes you on such an incredible journey, with a soul satisfying conclusion, that I can’t help but rave about it.  The naive girl, Leila, is sort of stuck in a relationship with Kevin.  Kevin is lazy, mean, and a slob.  Leila believes she loves him so she stays with him – not that she has a lot of options in the small town.  Her parents are gone, killed in an accident, and she has her best friend, Shannon, who is hopelessly self-absorbed.

This book has so much emotion, from depression and gut wrenching fear to ideal happiness.  My heart was broken a few times, but was rightfully mended by the end of the book.  Dark Eros is beautifully written and I recommend it to anyone as long as you’re not too squeamish! :-)

Shudder-worthy quote:

“Give me the throwaway people…  the children and people nobody watches, the homeless addicts and slackers, the prostitutes and trampy girls who deserve what they get. Go ahead and scream if you like. Do you like to be tied up? That’s the only way I like to do it…” he whispered to himself. Then he moved.

Pick it up at any of these locations!

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You can also check it out on Goodreads and see a trailer for the book on YouTube!

Catch up with the author H. Raven Rose on her website at: http://hravenrose.com/